Born today, you are able to forge ahead into the future with a clear idea of what you want to do and where you are going. At the same time, you are able to maintain a solid grasp on what has been done before. This respect for and understanding of tradition and heritage will surely serve you well throughout your lifetime, particularly when you face any kind of moral dilemma. It is during such times that you will be able to look back and see what decisions others have made under similar circumstances, allowing you to best judge how you must behave as you move forward. You are likely to have one or two "heroes" during your youth, and they will stay with you in one way or another throughout your lifetime.
Also born on this date are: Matthew Perry, actor; Lee Ann Womack, singer; Kyra Sedgwick, actress; John Stamos, actor; Adam Arkin, actor; Peter Gallagher, actor; Bill Clinton, U.S. president; Jill St. John, actress; Gene Roddenberry, creator of "Star Trek"; Ogden Nash, poet; Orville Wright, pioneer aviator.
You are determined to reach your goals and see your dreams come true. Fortunately, you also understand that goals and dreams can and should be rather fluid; they change over time, subtly or dramatically, so you know never to be so rigid in your outlook that you cannot adjust accordingly.
To see what is in store for you tomorrow, find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph. Let your birthday star be your daily guide.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20
ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You may be misled for a while by reports that are both unfounded and untrue, but you aren't likely to know the truth until late in the day.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You are on the verge of accepting an offer that could open doors for you, but there is one detail that has you doubting yourself.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You've only been rehearsing something that is likely to begin in earnest this very day. You can prove that your work has all paid off nicely.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- What you have to say about another's work actually says more about you and your outlook than it does about his or her own efforts.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may be wondering when someone else is going to step up and start doing the job that was asked of him. You can't cover forever!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- You may experience something of a rough start, but soon you'll hit your stride, and obstacles can then be quickly overcome.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You are waiting for a certain someone to send you a certain message, allowing you to move forward with a certain plan. Soon!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You may have to tell someone else just what you are thinking in no uncertain terms. An uncomfortable situation eases quickly.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You can maintain your positive attitude, even while others are succumbing to a darker mood. In the end, your ideas will prevail.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You may find yourself immersed in a personal battle that certainly had to be fought -- but you had hoped not just yet.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Better late than never. Once you get started, you'll find that it's much easier than expected to score measurable results.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Someone who usually plays only a supporting role has a reason to step up and figure much more prominently in your affairs.